UA Profiler is grown into BrowserScope. It’s must more comprehensive, it includes the original network tests and also Acid3, Selectors and Rich Text tests. According to my testing, Chrome 4 beat everyone.
My results for the tests in the five (5!) browsers that I have here follow with their screen-shot.
One of the greatest inventions of URLS was the data url. It allows a base64 encoding of an image along with a type (like png or gif) to be embedded into html. This could save time, not space, in high traffic places. Firefox 3 handles it, and I know that Firefox 2 did as well.
This test result is odd because it isn’t inline with other tests from other people. Most people had 8/11 tests return success while I had only 7!
Internet Explorer 7
IE7 can’t stand up because it has less than half of the tests returning success. I think it is truly pathetic that Mircosoft, because they have Windows Update, does not force an upgrade. I understand the issues with system that rely on such bugs, but something really should be done. There could be hope in IE8.
Safari 3.1.2 (525.21)
Safari is a great browser performance wise and a leader in new css but, on Windows at least, it seems to me as a bit lacking. Firefox has handy features and it also has the ability for plugins. I don’t see such things with Safari.
These results aren’t remarkable in anyway nor are they bad. I just get a bit of a laugh out of the way the boxes are set touching each other.
Why no Link Prefetch, safari?
Opera 9.51 (10081)
I loved the Opera update from 9.* to 9.5. The new UI, while many people did not like it, makes the browser unique and actually fancy compared to the slow-tabs bottom based tabs of Firefox/Safari/IE.
I think Opera, one of the four major browsers, should have more than 5 if it’s name isn’t Internet Explorer. I’m not sure how max connections are scored, but if that’s what made it 5 instead of 6, they need some fine tuning of their browser.
The results on Ajaxian’s quoted post showed that Chrome and Firefox 3 were the same. My tests didn’t give me a tie, Chrome won instead. Chrome is pretty impressive to come out of no where and instantly get a score similar to Firefox 3.
There is room for expansion, clearly, in the list. I was thinking that we could test for simple things first, such as url length. I find that it’s not uniform across browsers and is a limit on bookmarklets. There are likely other imporvements/additons to the UA Profile system, I can’t wait to see them!